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The Hut Environmental & Community Association Inc (THECA) is a community group focusing on environmental awareness, education and action. We are based at The Hut Environmental Centre on the edge of Mt Coot-tha Forest Park in the western suburbs of Brisbane. We are all volunteers, and our activities and projects include:

  • Monthly talks
  • Monthly birdwatching walks
  • Environmental activities for children Kids-in-National-Parks-Your-Familys-Guide-To-Exploring-Our-National-Parks-South-East-Queensland-1.pdf
  • Bush regeneration
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Drop-in morning tea
  • Survey work and wildlife monitoring
  • Regular Forums on topics related to conservation and the environment
  • Development of Fact Sheets for flying foxes and other fauna
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Volunteer program
  • Environmental and natural history library
  • Displays and posters on local and broader environmental issues

You can view THECA’s constitution here: THECA Constitution.


THECA follows Queensland Health Covid-19 directives for all events and activities.
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A Brief History

THECA was conceived at an invertebrate conference in Beijing!


Our Team

THECA could not exist without the contribution of many volunteers as well as the committee members.


Our Vision